HOW DOES IT FEEL TO BE LOVED?
The Phoenix, Sunday March 29th
Does It Feel To Be Loved? Children's Disco
Sunday March 29th
The Phoenix, 37 Cavendish Square, London W1G 0PP. 12pm-4pm. £6
adults (15 plus), £2 children (14 and under). Advance tickets
We've held the HDIF Children's disco at the End Of
The Road festival since 2011, and they've been
lots and lots of fun. We play our usual mixture of indie pop and soul,
and the discos are a wonderful opportunity for kids to bop around to
The Smiths, Belle & Sebastian, Allo Darlin', The Ramones
and more, and for their parents to bop along with them. It can often
be hard to get out to club nights once you become a parent, so these
discos are as much a chance for the parents to go out dancing as they
are for the kids. We also want to provide an alternative to the many
rave-themed kids discos that are on offer in London. If you'd rather
dance to your favourite indie pop and Motown songs with your children,
then we're the disco for you!
will be played at a reasonable level. We'll make sure that the songs
aren't played too loud, but if you're worried about volume please do
bring along ear defenders for your kids.
is welcome at our kids discos - children, parents and family friends
- but we follow similar rules to Coram's Fields - so no admission for
adults unless they are accompanied by a child.
venue is a wonderful basement bar with a wooden dancefloor. Entrance
is via a short flight of stairs. It's three minutes walk from Oxford
Circus tube station.
Here's a video of the kids
disco at EOTR in action!
The Smiths * The Supremes * Belle & Sebastian * Dusty Springfield
* The Magnetic Fields * Love * Orange Juice * The Ronettes * Aztec Camera
* Beach Boys * The Temptations * Velvet Underground * Felt * The Shangri-Las
* Allo Darlin' * Otis Redding * The Field Mice * Dexys Midnight Runners
* Camera Obscura * The Four Tops * The Go-Betweens * Tammi Terrell *
Jens Lekman * Jonathan Richman * Le Tigre * Pat Powdrill * The Sea Urchins
* Sleater-Kinney * Os Mutantes * Neutral Milk Hotel * The Left Banke
* The Associates * Martha Reeves & The Vandellas
Sunday March 29th, tickets here
Sunday April 26th
Sunday May 31st
"This hugely popular night knows there are few better
ways to enter the new year than with a soundtrack of classic sixties
soul and the most danceworthy janglepop and shimmering indie tunes."
- Time Out
“A speakeasy for anyone who suspects that their life is one big
Smiths song' - Big Issue
'Absolutely the best night in the whole of the world!” - The Guardian
“Much-loved indie pop institution” - The Quietus
“Legendary indie club” - NME
Does It Feel To Be Loved has, since 2002, easily been one of London’s
best club nights. Its unpretentious and welcoming nature, often fuelled
with everything from Belle & Sebastian and Orange Juice to Tamla
Motown and Dusty Springfield, swipes away any negative connotations
our capital has for being a cold, brutal and rather heartless place."
- Music OMH
"With a decade of great nights under its belt How Does it Feel
to Be Loved? is one of London's most enduring and influential underground
indie get-togethers." Flavorpill
"Popular club night How Does It Feel to Be Loved host their first
London kids disco at The Phoenix, W1. Fresh off the fields of End of
the Road Festival, HDIF Children’s Disco provides a laid-back
session for fans of indie and classic soul. Expect anything from The
Smiths to Otis Redding" - Babes About Town (Jan 2018)
"How Does It Feel To Be Loved? is running its third child-friendly
disco on March 25th. This alternative to rave-themed discos such as
BFLF and Rave-A-Roo offers indie kids and their tinies a chance to bop
around to The Smiths and The Ramones." - Bablands (Feb 2018)
"If you don't want to hear children's music at a children's disco
there is an alternative. How Does It Feel to Be Loved? is an unashamedly
indie club night – Belle and Sebastian, The Smiths and Pixies
are some of its staples, although pop and soul make an appearance too
– that puts on monthly Sunday afternoon shindigs for families.
The same music policy applies, with the tunes played at a kiddie-friendly
level. Give the youngsters a dose of musical history." - Time Out
(April 2018) "Introduce
your teeny-tiny boppers to some proper tunes at the How Does It Feel
Children's Disco. From indie darlings like Belle & Sebastian, to
the psychedelic soul of The Temptations played at a kid-friendly level,
it'll be music to their (and your) ears." - Londonist (April 2018)
reviews of the HDIF Children's Disco
fun today, perfect venue for a birthday bash: the kids loved it! Lost
in Music perfect song to end on and some nice tributes to MES."
"My two (7
& 5) loved it. A very good afternoon. We will definitely be coming
again. Thank you for playing Hush."
the best time this afternoon! Thanks Ian!! I think we’d best get
booking our tickets for the next one! Yey!"
fun again! Thanks Ian! See you next month!"
was great, great fun, glad we finally made it. The children's discos
have been the highlight of the last few years at the End Of The Road
festival, so was ridiculously excited to see you doing it in London.
We'll be back next month!"
a lot of fun dancing this afternoon. Thanks for the opportunity!"
daughter's been to school discos and said that they have been terrible
and I needed her to know there are places where she can hear the music
she knows and loves..Thanks for that. We are at End Of The Road festival
this year so hope to see you there too."
a party in your living room with the latest HDIF podcast. The podcasts
have a variety of themes - some feature songs that were played at the
most recent club night, and some are new music specials focussing on
can listen to a podcast of some of the songs played at the HDIF Children's